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or 227,000 flood victims. i support the bill as a recovery from superstorm sandy. i believe the actions are still slow. 68 days have gone by. i know we have got commitments, but we are moving forwards and i am hopeful we will get the full entitlements the individuals from new york, new jersey, and connecticut finally need. some of the programs that need funding include engineers who work to protect new jersey's and york's shorelines. i want to thank every member of the new york, connecticut, and new jersey delegations for working collectively together to make sure our people -- because this as an issue that affects the american people -- they receive the kind of aid they need. i want to say to my friends mr. -- i have seenne they have set and work together with our governor, who i also want to give a thank you to, mario cuomo and chris christie -- working cooperatively, not as a democrat or republican, but as an elected official, to come together for people that need aid from a terrible storm. i am hopeful we will need store work -- move forward. finally the people of this region receiv
of the challenges of the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy, economists are predicting 150,000 new jobs. that will remain at 7.7% unemployment. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: mara, good morning. holiday hiring and shopping could also have some play into all that. we'll know in about an hour and a half what those new job numbers look like. 150, 160,000 new jobs is what we're hearing. but the jobless rate 7.7% expected to stay about the same. there are a number of things we do know that could have some impact here, adp says private job growth was about 215,000 in the last month. weekly unemployment claims up about 10,000. we also now know retail sales were up more than expected about 4.5%. again probably that holiday boom. auto sales were up about 9% and that's something that was predicted after hurricane sandy, a lot of people lost their cars it was predicted that the auto industry might end up benefiting from that. bottom line as we await these numbers it will tell a story how the economy is doing when you look at the big picture, economists are fair
on hurricane sandy disaster relief assistance. host: joining us now stephen ellis. welcome. there were concerns about a bill considering the emergency funding as to what was added to it. was was the main concern of that? guest: there is a nucleus of that that is critical in sandy aid. they just passed $9.6 billion. but there is important sandy aid for the victims but there was other money for other natural disasters. host: how much money? guest: it could be tens of billions of dollars. a lot of times they watch over it so they could provide nearly a billion dollars to do some dredging on the waterways. maybe all of that would go to new york harbors, maybe half of that. so it is hard to tell what was not sandy specific. host: some include over a billion dollars for highways and trains. $800 million for federal harbor and dredging projects which you mentioned. we'll look at the other parts but why were these kind of things added to the bill for hurricane sandy? guest: there are budget caps on the regular budget once you designate something emergency it is free money. it does not count it counts t
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ellis on victims for hurricane sandy. frederick kaufman on why food prices are rising around the world. 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> a house debate on the emergency funding for hurricane sandy victims. after that, charles schumer and gillibrand talk about the funding. >> somebody took a shot, and as soon as the shot was fired, i went down. each one would fire into the group. then they came around and anybody who was moaning they shot. >> the 150 were made captive and 84 of them were shot down by forces that captured them. the survivors played dead in the field after they were fired on by machine guns at close range from the distance from myself at the podium to you sitting in the audience. they did not run, they fell to the ground. >> and american convoy is spotted and captured by german troops. on the malmedy massacre sunday night at 9:00 eastern. student camera video entries are now due. get them in by the deadline friday, january 18 for the grand prize of $5,000. zes.000 in total price >> william hague testified on arms export controls in december. the foreign secretary was asked to u
obama signed into law the first of the sandy relief bills, to provide $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds to victims of super storm sandy. congress passed the bill on friday. the house has to vote on two other measures to provide $60 billion in aid. >> the second amendment -- it's about freedom. the first amendment's about freedom. the fourth amendment's about freedom i. have you bone the law and committed a violent act, should you be able to buy a semi-automatic handweapon. >> you shouldn't have a conceal and carry. >> if this is any indication of what lies ahead, it's going to be a problem. >> just a little taste of the spirited example we saw on fox news sunday. yeah, it really was. if you look at the guests, this morning, and the way they were going at each other over the debt ceiling debate and over spending versus raising revenue, it gives you a real indication of how the debate's going to go the next six to eight weeks. they both had strident positions and none seemed to want to budge. you talk to senator ted cruz who thinks there is too much compromise in washington. if neit
following superstorm sandy sandy may have also helped -- superstorm sandy may have also helped the economy finish on a strong mark. >>> there's a big job opening up at the obama administration. treasury secretary timothy geithner reportedly plans to leave his post at the end of the month, even if a deal to raise the debt ceiling hasn't been reached at that point. jeff liu is said to be his choice. interesting choice, because he's not traditionally an economist. >> he's not a ghoul goldman sachs guy? >> he's just not the usual suspect. >> what do you have for us next? >> why you need to be very careful about saving money. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton set a date to return to work after her hospitalization. that story coming up. >> and staffers start their year by counting up thousands of animals at one of the world's biggest zoos. >> and rg3 talks about facing another sensational rookie quarterback in his postseason debut. >>> and a good friday morning. a cold one, especially south of town. that's a little unusual. we even have a few upper teens. it's going to be a sunny and breezy
betrayed sandy victim's. >> these people have no problem finding new york when they need to raise money. at the new york and new jersey should not pay one penny to these campaigns. >> harsh words from a republican about his own party. the storm killed 113 people on the east coast, destroying thousands of homes and businesses. congress is promising to pass another $50 billion of aid which they have not figured out how to pay for yet but the victims are anxious to start rebuilding their lives. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you despite fears the economy would tumble over the fiscal cliff, the job market held steady in december. the labor department reports over 150,000 jobs were added last month roughly matching the pace of the last couple years. it was not enough to reduce unemployment, which remains at 7.8%. wall street reacted positively to the jobs report, the dow jones and nasdaq closing up, the s&p closing at its highest level in five years. >> from hollywood to capitol hill, the movie "zero dark thirty" is getting a lot of buzz but the review from the senate committee is not
will be released today isn't spite of the challenges of the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy, economists are predicting $150,000 new jobs. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: mara, good morning. we don't know for a few hours but economists are encouraged that at things will remain steady this month. that's because of the fact that december is always a little bit off because it includes all of the holiday hiring and not all of those jobs are permit. adt does a private report and says 200,000 workers in november, that's up in december. the four-week average is steady, though. again, there were aberrations there as a result of the holidays. economists say, despite the holiday possibly throwing a wrench into this and superstorm sandy. remember, that had an impact on the november report as well because of a split week there, not all of the jobs that were lost were reported in november. so we could see some revisions as well in this december report. but there are a couple of other signs that could be encouraging. auto sales up 9%. and retailers say their sales w
this controversy in washington, as well as hurricane sandy. there was some pretty big-waits on the economy, and yet is still continued -- weight on the economy, and yet it still continued dto churto churn ahea. every month, we have traded on average 153,000 jobs. -- created on average 153,000 jobs. host: in a country with well over 3 million americans, they're more than 12,000,002 are currently out of work. almost 5 million long-term unemployed. the discouraged worker, about 1.1 million. guest: it is good that the economy kept churning along, but it is bad the we have such a lousy economy. we believe to create something like 350,000 -- we need to create something like 350,000 jobs to get unemployment down to 6%. we're falling short every single month. it is a recovery. we were in such a deep hole that it has been really difficult to dig out of this whole. -- hole. if you're looking and reasons for optimism, you can look at this and say, good. if you're one of those 12 million people who does not have a job, this is a disappointing report because it is not stronger. it is not enough to start to job
in connecticut. >> and the new congress gets to work today. agenda, approving in aid for dollars victim's.sandy "at 5:00rning washington a.m. begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is friday, january 4. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. good morning. get to meteorologist as we look forward weekend. >> happy friday. it was a short week. we have a great looking weekend. will be the headline. chilly end to the week, but we lots of sunshine and low humidity to talk about. despite a cold front coming, rain or snow in the forecast. warmer weekend ahead. out this morning in the for the most part. 18 in manassas and culpeper. those are the cold spots. 28 at dulles, 31 in d.c., 30 in gaithersburg. your express forecast, sunshine through the day with a high temperature 42. that's about average. potentially in the seven- forecast, minutes away. it's time for traffic and weather jamee. >> thank you. virginia, and around the beltway, 66, greenway, the toll road, no early problems. 295, nice and quiet -- 395, nice quiet. c
to victims of superstorm sandy but many lawmakers are still up in arms. meanwhile, agrees confirms president obama won the election. fox's jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: a little more pomp and circumstance on capitol hill as lawmakers engage in the long standing tradition of bringing the electoral college votes into a joint session of congress to be counted. >> barack obama, the state of illinois, received for president of the united states 332 votes. but that lawmakers syrphid president obama is re-elected to a second term. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: earlier they approved $9.7 billion in flood insurance aid for victims of superstorm sandy. >> i want to emp fa size that this legislation is vital. >> reporter: tempers continued to flair among some new york and new jersey members still seething that they let a bill die with the last congress. >> now another three or four or five. this was the most callous action i have ever seen. the leadership of the house should be condemned for it. >> reporter: some republicans reject to more government spending without cuts to offset it and
with the president's gun violence task force, a group put together days after the sandy hook shooting. the national rifle association has made its position clear, no new gun laws, we should enforce the gun laws already on the books. vice-president joe biden has also spelled out the intentions from the white house to move swiftly to reduce gun violence. >> the president is calling to act. there is executive action that can be taken. we are compiling all of this with the help of the attorney general and all the cabinet members. >> with the gun debate heating up, gun and ammunition sales are going up. gun enthusiasts are stocking up on weapons and ammunition, feeling they could be outlawed. distributors have seen a big boost in sales. >> and in my lifetime as a businessman, there has been more demand for ammunition than there ever has been. >> call it a change of heart or change of mind, but walmart will now meet with the vice-president today as well. initially, the largest retailer in the country declined. john gonzalez, abc 7. >> a new study found gun violence is just one of many factors contributin
vote for speaker of the house and how the 113th congress could crash the economy. >>> plus, the sandy relief disgrace continues. >> your two senators packed this with pork. the speaker made the right decision. >> i'll talk to a business owner who can't survive until house republicans act quickly. >>> and the president has called bill o'reilly's bluff and raised his taxes. >> if barack obama begins taxing me more than 50%, which is very possible, i don't know how much longer i'm going to do this. >> tonight we bid a fond farewell to the mayor of cable news. >> i like my job, but there comes a point when taxation becomes oppressive. >> good to have you with us tonight folks. thanks for watching. the next fight over our economic future is under way. republicans are making sure the fight is dirty. president obama and congressional democrats do not have any time to celebrate the fiscal cliff deal they reached earlier this week. in about two months the country will reach its spending limit. republicans already announced their intentions to hold the debt ceiling hostage once again. >> i thin
because the ma major work of helping th victims much sandy is still ahead of us. bit more from e senator schumer yesterday talking about votes taken or lack of vote by paul ryan on the house bill and getting his comments. [video clip] >> flood insurance is an obligation of the federal government. in other words, people who pay flood insurance have paid hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year and in return the federal government says if you are flooded we will reimburse you for the damage you suffer. so i don't understand why anyone would not want to vote for that provision. i haven't heard congressman ryan's reasoning. >> [inaudible]? >> that is just terribly harsh to a homeowner who lost his home. should they sit around and wait two years and lose their lives until we reform the promise? in is nothing wrong reforming the program but to hold the homeowners who desperately need this money and have paid in for this money as almost hostage to reform? that is unconscionable. that is wrong. and i would hope congressman ryan would reconsider. host: senator schumer from yesterday. yo
of you john. >> i like him. >>> happening now, pork promises and priorities. sandy victims finally getting their due today, and it cannot come soon enough. >> there's a good 40% of the exterior walls that are covered in mold. >> we don't have anyone to remove it and we don't have the finances to be able to. >> as washington doles out billions, we examine where the money is really going. new details about venezuela's president hugo chavez, reportedly battling a severe lung infection. some venezuelans are worried about his condition and it may be worse than officials are letting on. >>> plus a new year and a new gaffe from vice president joe biden. the latest and afternoon swearing in ceremony for new senators. we'll have the audio will you not believe. plus this. >> this sure is a crazy way to draw attention. >> who won't notice a hot model in body paint. >> she stands out like a not new.co. >> they get you noticed. >> super ads getting super racy. this year you'll see a twist. "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. we begin
the first step. >> reporter: the damage and pain from superstorm sandy is still taking a toll on hard hit states and the frustration with lawmakers on capitol hill is growing. >> i cried for two weeks when i lost this house. if i can cry again, i'd cry again. very no use for them in washington -- i have no use for them in washington. >> reporter: after we'll be of delays friday the house finally approve -- weeks of delays friday the house finally approved a relief package for super victims, the first portion of a larger $60 billion relief package the house initially declined to consider. lawmakers are expected to weigh in on the $51 billion broader aid bill later this month. >> while it is never too late to do the right thing, it is late that we are doing this thing. >> reporter: the federal emergency management agency urged congress to take action because money in the national flood insurance program was set to run out in days. >> this legislation is vital. this is not a handout. this is not something we're looking for as a favor. what we're asking for is to be treated the same as vict
retailers are scheduled to come to the white house to discuss the issue. it was the massacre at sandy hook that led to the talks. victims of another mass shooting came together to help the families of in conn. >> when the tragedy happened, people all across the country felt compelled to do something anything. none more than those who fell to their pain including those that were on the campus of the virginia tech when the massacre happened. tonight local hokies came out for the victims. >> it is a rough recovery, but i think coming out to the event shows how much support the community is receiving. >> the focus of this happy hour is sandy hook. who better to do it than those who were witness to the worst. >> it did bring back a lot of the motions. but she watched in horror as the events of newtown occured. her heart still hurts for the victims. she turned to night's happy hour into a fund raiser for the victims. $10 donations were taken at the door and the promise that conn victims are not reading a loan. >> to think it is young children, it just made it even worse. >> a major tonight's fun
john boehner didn't put superstorm sandy aid to a vote tuesday stirring up outrage, but boehner was reelected speaker. with the looming debt ceiling crisis lawmakers have to figure out where to cut spending which has proved not to be an easy task with partisan politics at play. >> we have to be able to take back common ground. we all agree we've got to deal with the national debt. we've got to deal with our deficits. >> the president needs to show up early this time. the american people will not tolerate the kind of last minute crisis that we've seen again and again over the last four years. >> reporter: in washington i'm sandra nedo. >>> a familiar face returning to work to a round of applause today. senator mark kirk back for the first time since he suffered a debilitating stroke almost one year ago. vice president joe biden and senator joe manchin stood by the illinois republican as had he to use a four-pronged cane to climb those 45 steps to the capitol. senator kirk had to learn to walk again after that stroke. >>> d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton is in her 11th term up
,000, due to sandy. manufacturing gained 25,000 jobs. the most in nine months. the labor department said the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8%. >>> in a little more than 48 hours until the redskins return to the field for the layoffs. and this time, they have home-field advantage but they're facing a hot, young team that's sent washington packing in the past. the redskins come into sunday's matchup with the seahawks having won seven straight games but the seahawks have won five straight games and over the last four games, their defense has allowed less than 11 points per game that veteran chris cooley knows how this could change the tide of the game. >> they're not afraid to get in your face or talk to you or hit you in the mouth and you have to respect the team that isn't a frontrunner. that will get after and do the little things right and seattle does that. >> reporter: >> the redskins most recent trieps to the playoffs in 2005 and 2007 both ended in losses to seattle. let's look from our chopper there, there's the field out at, getting ready and painting the field for this weekend's g
the new house of representatives decides whether to approve billions of dollars in aid for hurricane sandy victims. had measure worth more than $9 billion is up for discussion days after the house sparked controversy and decided to delay the approval of emergency and recovery funding. the money would pay flood insurance claims for more than 100,000 throughout the northeast. it's part of a larger $60 billion package the senate has already approved, but the house did not vote on before adjourning for the new session which began yesterday. >>> even with anger over the delay of aid for sandy victims, the house voted to give john boehner a second term as speaker. >> i present the people's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you. [ applause ] >> boehner got the house's top job, even despite several conservatives voting for someone else. it was a symbolic protest of boehner's decision to hold off on voting for sandy aid. after the vote, boehner said the federal deficit is still a problem that lawmakers must address. >>> we'll get a look at the december jobs report. the
some much needed aid to the victims of superstorm sandy is now ready for the president's signature. this is just a fraction of the money lawmakers from the lev stated region had asked for -- devastated region had asked for, but congressional leaders are promising more aid later in the month. danielle nottingham with more from capitol hill. >> reporter: congress is sending nearly $10 billion to the victims of superstorm sandy. the money will help northeast residents who filed flood insurance claims. >> it's up to us. >> reporter: congressman michael grimm, a former marine, did not want to return to his devastated district empty handed. >> i would rather have been back in the gulf whether it's afghanistan, iraq, kuwait like i was and deal with bullets flying than to deal with going back to staten island and telling these people i can't help them. >> reporter: earlier this week the house was supposed to vote on a $60 billion senate passed aid package, but house speaker john boehner pulled the bill setting off a political firestorm. now republican congressman peter king says there a
bill to help victims of hurricane sandy but one calls it a small down payment. >>> it's snooze and you're done for the nfl teams that survived the regular season as the playoffs begin today with super bowl xlvii at the goal line. >>> lights camera oscars. we'll preview which films are likely to be nominated for the 85th academy awards. all this and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," january 5th, 2013. >>> and good morning. welcome to the weekend. >> the first of the new year. >> yeah. remarkable, isn't it? here we go again. one more time around the block. we're also very excited to have visiting in studio 57 this morning best-selling author daniel pink. harvard business called him one of the top business thinkers in the world. he's going to tell you the secrets to finding true meaning in your work. >> i'm interested in what he has to tell us and what he found in the green room. >>> and also chef mike isabella. he calls this crazy good marinated rack of lamb. >> i could use crazy good. >>> first our top story, the arrest of a pilot. he had alle
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> prisoners, including death row prisoners could be set free because of a doctor's workload and tactics is the focus of a major investigation. cnn's victor blackwell has been looking into this very disturbing story. >> if you died in mississippi of any sort of suspicious circumstances, chances are dr. hand was going to be cutting you open. >> that's a former public defender talking about dr. steven han, a pathologist who has done tens and thousands of autopsies. >> how many would you say from the late '80s until probably a few years ago. >> somewhere in the range of 1400, 1500 nrk that range, maybe 1600. >> that's five to six times what's recommended by the national association of medical examiners. for the first time on television, han is resp
. and a cancellation of aid for victims of super storm sandy. tim cain reported for his first day on the job, saying congress needs to do a better job. ben carden also sworn in today for his second term. >>> you could get $50,000 to help the government stop illegal robocalls. the federal trade commission is asking for the public's help. they need new ideas to block those automated calls to cell phone and land lines. the person who smits the winning entry will get a money and a trip here to d.c. to present the solution. january 17 is is the last day to submit an idea. we invite you to nbc washington.com and search for robocalls to find out how to enter. >>> seattle fans may be planning a trip to the east coast for the playoff showdown against the redskins on sunday. >> quite a showdown it will be, too. two rookie quarterbacks, pretty good guys, even though one is a short little thing. >> i don't think anybody out in seattle is too disappointed with russell wilson as their quarterback. they love him out there. it is really the year of the rookie quarterback in the nfl. and two of the top three face of
for victims of superstorm sandy-- nearly $10 billion to pay for flood insurance claims. house speaker john boehner has promised a vote on another $51 billion later this month. president obama was reelected today. you might have thought that that happened in november but it was today that the house and the senate held a joint session to count the electoral votes from each state. no surprise: mr. obama won with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. but the president's margin was narrow when you look at the votes cast by individual americans. the popular vote. when you add their totals together, it comes to nearly 130 million votes cast and mr. obama won by about four points. he's the first president to get more than 51% of the vote twice since dwight eisenhower. this is the last thing you want to see when you're taking a flight: the pilot being hauled away by the police. it happened today in minneapolis aboard an american eagle commuter plane bound for new york. the pilot is accused of drinking too much. michelle miller is at laguardia airport for us tonight. michelle? >> reporter: well,
giffords will be in newtown, connecticut attending a private event in honor o of the sandy hook elementary shooting. a gunman killed 20 students and six staff members. giffords was shot in the head two years ago in tucson, arizona. six others in the shooting died including a 9-year-old girl. the gunman there, jarod lee loughner was sentenced to life in prison back in november. >>> today the house will decide whether to approve billions of dollars in aid for hurricane sandy victims. it's worth more than $9 billion. it's up for discussion days after controversy for delaying the emergency funding. the money would pay flood insurance claims for more than $100,000 throughout the northeast. without it, this he would go unpaid. the house did not vote on it before adjourning for the new session. >>> much of the frustration over the delay of the sandy disaster bill has been directed at house speaker john boehner. even so, his colleagues voted to keep him as speaker of the house yesterday. the representative from ohio was given the top job even despite several conservatives voting for someone else a
there was nothing about any other state other than those directly affected by sandy. >> reclaiming my time. the gentleman is absolutely right. had we been able to pass what we intended to be the house bill and pass it back to the senate and the senate then would have taken that up though they had left town we could have done this in the previous congress and the gentleman from new york has been a champion to make sure that's clearly understood. i want to be an equal champion that in fact whether it's louisiana or california when the next earthquake occurs or our friends and colleagues from the eastern seaboard, as far south as where we stand, we need to make sure, we owe them that, and i want to thank the gentleman from new york for working so hard to make sure that we do get to a clean bill and with that i thank the gentleman and yield back. >> time has expired. gentleman from new york? >> i yield to ms. canner for unanimous consent request. >> i ask to place remarks in the record in support of hurricane sandy relief wherever it is needed in our nation. >> i yield one minute to the gentle
with our lives getting ready for a national collection and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was the worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyians displaced from their homes, 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy have damage to our homes and infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have come together as never before across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages and races and backgrounds. from all parts of our state, even from out-of-state. everyone has come together, so today, let me start this address with a set of thank yous for me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency manager experts who prepared us for this storm and kept us say in its aftermath. [applause] i want to thank the members of this legislature for their cooperation in answering stand challenges and for being by my si
, the best performance in 15 months. much of that was due to reconstruction from hurricane sandy. other bright spots were health care, which added another 55,000 workers; restaurants and bars, which gained 38,000 more employees; and manufacturing, with 25,000 new positions. alan krueger is chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. >> i think we're seeing the job market continuing to heal. the economy's continuing to heal from the very deep damage that was caused by the financial crisis. >> brown: even so, there were also indications of continued sluggishness in december. the unemployment rate was 7.8%. that's up a tenth from the initial reading in november, which was revised upward today. and the number of unemployed rose 164,000 to 12.2 million. that number rises to nearly 23 million once part-time workers and those who've given up looking for work are added in. most economists expect modest growth but little overall improvement this year, as the pace of job growth remains too low to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate. we get an economic snapshot of different
of massive flood damage from superstorm sandy. we'll explain. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 24 hours and bipartisanship ushered in with a brand new congress already seems to be shifting just weeks before the next major battle over the debt ceiling republican lawmakers are making it clear they are ready to fight the president. let's bring in our national political correspondent on capitol hill with the latest. >> it seems old habits die hard. remember the moments yesterday as members of 113th congress were sworn in? never mind. after surviving a failed coo led by his own members john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a closed door meeting of house republicans a source tells cnn boehner said he will demand budget cuts larger than any increase in the debt limit. boehner told the members the focus turns to spending that puts republicans and congress back on a collision course with the white house after the president insisted he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not the
hurricane sandy devastated three states in parts of more. nine weeks. how can we treat an entire region of the country this way? it is the most disgraceful action i've seen in this house in the 20 years i've been here. there is no excuse for this. none. it is a betrayal of the people of those states. it is a betrayal of the people of the united states. it is the betrayal by the speaker, personally, of the members of this house not to permit a vote. i have never seen an action like it. i hope i never see it again. >> eliot: that was my guest congressman jerry nadler eloquent as always on the floor of the house yesterday laying the blame squarely on speaker john boehner for the further unprecedented delay in hurricane relief funds. congressman, there's been some progress because of the outpouring of rage that was -- your speaker symbolic of that. where are we now in the effort to get sandy relief funds? >> we now have a commitment from the speaker and how much the commitment is worth remains to be seen because he br
a su mas legisladores hispanos que nunca.regresan a clases los niqos de sandy hook.pagaran "mil-400" millones por derrame en el golfo.que tal, les habla enrique acevedo.hoy juramentaron su cargo nueve representantes y un senador hispanos nuevos en el congreso de estados unidos, que por primera vez alcanza la cifra record de 31 legisladores hispanos.regresan a clases, pero a otra escuela, los niqos de la primaria sandy hook, donde fueron asesinados 20 de sus condiscipulos y seis adultos.y la compaqia perforadora petrolifera transocean acordo pagar "mil-400" millones de dolares a washington por los daqos causados por el derrame de petroleo en el golfo de mexico en 2010. ♪ >>> y terrible porque los casos de violencia domÉstica comienzan a edades cada vez mÁs tempranos. desde argentina nuestro reportero nos trae esta dura realidad. >>> a sus 19 aÑos vive un calvario. >>> la joven estÁ acusada de asesinar al padre de su hija. >>> comenzÓ a insultarme, me agarra de los pelos. >>> asegura que la violencia por parte de su pareja era permanente. >>> por una cosita chiquita ya me agarr
. the house is expected to pass and nearly $10 billion bill to provide aid to victims of hurricane sandy. then the senate plans to follow up with a likely and contested vote. a vote on the remainder of the $60 billion package is later this month. house speaker john boehner initially/plans to vote on the package, but he backpedaled after receiving criticism from several new york lawmakers. president obama may need to find a new treasury secretary much sooner than expected. >> timothy geithner plans to leave his job after president obama is. there was speculation he would stay on the job longer with fiscal cliff negotiations only half done and another debt ceiling site on the horizon. the white house chief of staff jack lew is the front runner now to succeed him. >> secretary of state clinton is ready to get back to work after three days in a hospital. her spokesman says she will be back on the job next week. she was treated for blood clot she suffered on sunday that stemmed from a concussion and she suffered a last month when she fell. >> the house and senate will convene a joint session
excited to see the students. >> that is keith white, an officer in monroe, conn. children from sandy hook elementary school return to school today. it is the first time back to class after the shooting. backpacks and other items were brought back to make the children more comfortable in their new surroundings. an employee of the chief medical examiner is on administrative leave after charges she let her husband look at the body of the sandy hook shooter when so. reports are that jean henri showed the body to her husband after the shooting. lawmakers are accusing the cia of misleading the makers of the movie zero dark thirty by telling them harsher interrogation methods were used to track down osama bin laden. the movie shows waterboarding and similar techniques common despite a three-year investigation and never proved those methods were not used to find bin laden. -- an investigation that proved those methods were not used to find bin laden. now i am feinstein and john mccain are asking what filmmakers were told -- dianne feinstein and john mccain were asking what filmmakers were told. g
a gunman opened fire at virginia tech in april of 2007. the money raised will be donated to the sandy hook. support >> along road to recovery also begins for redskins quarterback robert griffin iii following surgery to repair a torn acl and lcl. >> doctors expect a full recovery. the sports director tim brant has more. >> hello. rgiii, the big story this surgery to repair the lcl and the acl and they trimmed the cartilage. it was a full reconstructive surgery. he has done in college in 2009. it is the second acl reconstructive surgery. integrity of his knee seems to be ok again, according to dr. andrews. they prepare for time will be six months to eight months and could be ready for the 20001413 season. maryland terrapins trying to extend their winning streak against florida state last night at the comcast's center. it came down to this, a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but they blocked the shot. they had a chance, but it was blocked. maryland loses. the florida some models coming back and win the game. maryland 1 and 1. have a great day. >> a with abc 7 and wjla.com for c
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the town next to sandy hook. they wouldn't let her stop in sandy hook. she drove by. look at this, this looks like an angel. it's over sandy hook. uncanny. this replaced it a few moments after at dusk. a bright light that did not come off the wind shield we will post it on "the five." but it will give you chills. >> bob: that is terrific. i believe in angels. that is more proof. major league baseball hall of fame, only the second time in 42 years did not induct anybody in the hall of fame. once again, people like sammy sosa, mcguire and pete rose did not make it. for good reason. >> kimberly: people were under suspicion of steroid use. >> andrea: we have to get out of here. thank you for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> bret: the nra calls a meeting with the vice president less about keeping america's children safe and more about attacking the second amendment. the pushback is firm. even before task force releases the recommendations. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: vice president heard from the other side today. yesterday he talked to sum porters of expanding i
be related to the aftereffects of hurricane sandy. unemployment is expected to hold at a rate of 7.7%. >> also today after a few days of delay, the house is set to vote on a measure that would allow more than $9 billion in relief for hurricane sandy victims. lawmakers sparked outrage this week when the housa jurned for the session without voting on the measure which is needed to pay for flood insurance claims for 100,000 people in the northeast. it's part of a larger $60 billion package approved last week by the senate. >>> there is still a sticking point. congress has yet to negotiate the spending cuts. it could extend the current pay freeze beyond that spring expiration. >>> this morning, idaho senator will be in court to face dui charges. the republican was arrested just after midnight on december 23rd in alexandria. he was pulled over after running a red light. he failed several sobriety tests and was found to have a blood alcohol level of .11. he's apologized for what he calls a mistake and won't fight the charges. he's due in district court at 9:00 this morning. >>> today in
, superstorm sandy, flooding, wildfires. it was record heat and a forecast of more to come. and another program note for you, richard nixon remembered, on his 100th birthday. the richard nixon foundation is marking the 100th birthday of the 37 u.s. president with a gala and union. we will cover that event at 8:30 p.m. tonight on c-span2. mary in georgia, a nurse. what are your thoughts? caller: i'm sorry, i cannot hear you, i have the flu. host: what are your thoughts? caller: i had been getting the flu shot up until this year. i went to delaware and came home with the flu. first, i want to mention that health-care workers who see the patients in hospitals or doctors offices or clinics and other areas, the first line exposure are schools, shopping centers, those are the people i feel should get -- be required to get the flu shot. the first line exposure, not after they get to the health care system. that's the way i feel. and a lot of patients in hospitals get sick from people coming in from the outside bringing them in. they should have to prove they had a flu shot to visit. host: and we have
of fiscal cliff legislation and scrapping vote for hurricane sandy relief bill. there is the editorial this morning. this is from the washington times. the editorial concludes with these words, when republican regained control of the house two years ago, they opened the new congress with members reading the entire u.s. constitution aloud on the floor for the first time. a spokesman say they will continue the tradition on january 14th. will this congress be any different? that's our question and dave is joining us from rome, georgia, democrat line good morning. caller: , i actually don't believe the congress will be any better. john boehner allowed the house to vote its will for the simple fact, if you have people up there who are against government, they are basically up there on the republican side in order to get their check like joe walsh and people like this who got voted out. everyone gets unemployment checks. everyone draws social security. the difference republicans trying to make it seem like it's democrats. when you do that as democrat, you help everyone in the country. whe
justice is in jeopardy in new york. all thanks to superstorm sandy. >>> partisan, unpopular, ineffective. just some of the words used to describe congress. all morning long we'll go in focus on whether the house of representatives is more like a house of cards. >>> what lawmaker is introducing controversial sex election legislation along with three other bills next week? we'll talk with him. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military
that invokes sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of that tucson shooting. >> 20 heart-broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> indeed. the same question could be asked by a mother and father of one of the latest shooting victims in our daily tally of gun casualties, including a 15-year-old girl shot and killed early today in milwaukee. in maryland last night a gunman left one dead and one critically wounded before taking his own life. in ft. myers, florida, a christian school was closed today following a deadly shooting in the school's parking lot on monday. then ra has issued a customary kurt statement saying they'll send a representative to meet with vice president biden on thursday as part of his task force. meanwhile, as the president calls for a national day of service to honor the reverend martin luther king jr. on jan
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